MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
SEE THE WORLD.
Design & deliver a hands-on, personalised Internship in Sustainable Agriculture & Ecology to develop your resume and gain real-world experience, while making a real difference to rural communities in the majestic Ecuadorian Andes.
Help low-income, indigenous communities transition from deforestation and the use of agrochemicals, towards sustainable & regenerative farming.
Ecuador is the 8th most biodiverse country in the world. Bolívar province, with ecosystems ranging from highland deserts (13,000ft) to the coastal tropical forests (1,000ft) has some of the country's widest variety of flora and fauna. However many of these habitats are at risk of permanent damage through industrialised agriculture and deforestation. The reasons for this are complex, but include the simple desire for people to earn a living to support their families and a lack of education on alternative farming methods that regenerate ecosystems.
If you're looking to gain experience in the field and improve your CV, come and help protect and regenerate the ecological regions of the Bolívar province through an internship at El Terreno. With support from our experienced team, you will design and implement a personalised internship to address one of the several environmental challenges affecting the area. You will build relationships with the local community and work with them to implement a pilot project to test out your ideas, with the potential to make a lasting impact.
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¡Advance Your Career!
Gain more agriculture experience with the support of trained mentors to expand your knowledge and build your confidence.
Now more than ever, employers are looking for a resume with diverse experiences, certificates and strong references that an internship provides.
¡Travel The World!
Why study from behind a desk when you could be experiencing new countries and cultures at the same time? During your placement, explore Ecuador's diverse landscapes and cultures - making memories that will last a lifetime!
Our stay with El Terreno was so far beyond my expectations. They - and their entire community in Atandahua - embraced us and shared their music, dancing, food, stories, adventures, and work. It is a truly special place.
The team are kind, organized, communicative, and inspiring. The work is fun and very fair, the accommodations are comfortable, the community and the group of volunteers is lovely and easy to build friendships within. I highly recommend this project to anyone looking to experience this region in a real way, and to become immersed in a small, hard-working community with a beautiful vision for the future. I will be thinking about all that I learned here for a long time.
Free Discovery Call & Plan
Flexible Start Date & Duration
Educational Documentation Support
Pre-Arrival & Travel Support
Shared Accommodation with WiFi
(Family Homestay also Available)
Lunches Monday to Thursday
Weekly Professional Learning/Mentoring
Certificate of Completion
Private Room within a Local Family Homestay
Group or 1:1 Spanish Classes
Private Transfer from Quito / Airport
Additional Professional Mentoring Sessions
Fill out the online interest form
Participate in your discovery call, free of charge
Review your personalised internship plan, free of charge
Place your deposit & confirm your place
Complete any required documents for your education provider
Join us for an unforgettable experience in the Ecuadorian Andes!
Make a Difference.
Travel the World.
Imagine waking up to the cockerels at dawn as the sun rises over the horizon as you take in Chimborazo volcano over your morning coffee. After breakfast, walk down to meet your mentor, stopping to say hello to the friendly neighbours in the community as they take their cows to pasture.
Spend an hour to talk through your plans with your mentor, deepening your technical knowledge and finding out how to implement it within the local environment. Then take a trip into the colonial city of Guaranda to do some shopping and stop at a café to do some more research. Get back in time for lunch, which you spend with the rest of the team and workers from the local community, sharing stories and learning about the local culture.
Meet with your coordinator in the afternoon, to plan your pilot project or present your findings to the local community, before joining other interns and volunteers to go and watch the sunset, go out to a local bar/restaurant or simply spend the evening learning more from your host family.
Still not sure what a hands-on in the Ecuadorian Andes would look like? Speak to our team who will create you a personalised internship plan to give you a glimpse into the future, all free of charge.